After thousands successfully gathered in Milwaukee to show support for a “Day Without Latinos,” restaurants in Washington D.C. are planning their own protest with “A Day Without Immigrants.”
— Crisco (@CrystalLeGoose) February 15, 2017
Several restaurants in D.C. will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 16, either all day or part of the day, in support of the immigrant strike and to show how vital immigrant work is to this country.
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) February 14, 2017
One of the leaders of this movement is José Andrés, an acclaimed Spanish-American chef and named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.”
While the protest is centered in D.C., other restaurants and businesses throughout the country are also taking part in this protest.
— Leah Beno (@LeahBenoFox9) February 15, 2017
People in Austin will also be participating.
— Ana C Ruiz Esparza (@ana74ruiz) February 15, 2017
Blue Ribbon in New York City will also shut its doors.
— Blue Ribbon (@eatblueribbon) February 15, 2017
The Latino community in Durham, North Carolina is also boycotting work.
Others vow to not spend any money on anything as part of the strike
— Jorge Hernandez (@chefjhernandez) February 15, 2017
Here’s a list of the restaurants in the D.C. area that are participating in “A Day Without Immigrants.” According to a 2010 study by Howard University, the Washington D.C. region has a huge immigrant population, with 21.8 percent of the city’s population identifying as foreign-born.
Will you be participating in “A Day Without Immigrants?”